Ok, here's my "love story".
A couple of months ago (Sunday, April 15th) I was doing a Google search and came across a question by Bruce Alderman on Hermeneutics.SE about the two major philosophies of modern hermeneutics. Jon Ericson provided an excellent, and very helpful answer. I was impressed, and began taking notes and studying further based on what I learned from him.
The next day (Monday), I was doing a Google search on "soteriology love". (If anyone hasn't noticed, I take that to be the central theme of Scripture, and thus, the key to understanding it all.) Anyway, I had recently been scoffed at for implying that love was key to understanding soteriology, and after having "faith plus nothing" barked at me, I started to get insecure, and began searching the internet to see if anyone else out there was seeing what I was seeing in Scripture. After reading a very interesting (and encouraging) summary of Orthodox Soteriology (in which love was the central theme), I next came to a question on Christianity.SE.
I recognized the format of the question from Hermeneutics.SE, and my interest was piqued. One of the first things I noticed was that there was a good answer... but wait a minute!... there were other answers also! And there was a voting system! And this was a Christian site! I started to look around the site, and began to notice other questions which were interesting, many of which had numerous perspectives provided. I quickly fell in love with the site.
I was very hesitant to ask or answer any questions at first (feelings of inadequacy, truth be told), but on Tuesday I came across a question that I just had to answer! As soon as I finished answering I saw another great question that I couldn't pass up. (Man, I really need to go back and edit those!)
On Wednesday I worked up the courage to ask my first question. So far only one response, but it was a good one! (I miss you, RiverC... where did you go?) I answered a couple more and was at 110 rep by the end of the day, with badges and privileges starting to come in. It was hard not to get addicted at that point!
My return to Hermeneutics.SE
I was much more reserved about participating in H.SE, though. (I was a bit intimidated.) On June 3rd I finally jumped in and answered my first question on H.SE. Not a bad reception!
I think what attracted me to the site and has kept me here is the sincere pursuit of truth - from folks of all backgrounds and perspectives. I am an Evangelical (I think), but I have really enjoyed and greatly benefited from insight from my Orthodox and Catholic brothers. And yes, I have even enjoyed my debates with (should I say his name?) some of the non-Christians here!